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>>> taxes, education, reproductive rights when you're mitt romney what's wrong with a little change of heart? it's wednesday, october 10th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson, the golden throat. the host of msnbc's the cycle steve kornacki, msnbc contributor and queen bee of thegrio.com joy reid and new york times magazine editor mr. sunday morning himself, hugo lingren. there are 27 days to the election, meaning we still have time for 27 new and exciting policy shifts from governor mitt romney. and who better than the country's explainer in chief to outline the paradox of the mittens. >> i had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought -- i thought wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> call it the merry go mitt. governor romney has completed a full 360-degree rotation, changing his views so many times on -- so many times on some of his core beliefs that he's right back to where he started decades ago.
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. deductions for health care costs, educational write off. that's where the biggest pot of money is. since the romney team won't say that's where they're going -- when you talk about historic tax reduction, you can't compare the deep reductions from the kennedy era when we had 96% marginal tax rates and dropping those significantly and in the reagan era where you had a significant steep cut in the marginal tax rate, then you compare that with the clinton era where we increased marginal tax rates and had the longest sustained period of accelerated economic growth in our recent history. you can't compare. >> as interesting as all this is. this went over the head of 60% of the public out there. they would need an economics class to understand what's going on. this go goes to the core point. if you don't understand basic economics, this doesn't make any sense to you. you won't learn this from a debate. that's where the challenge is from. >> my favorite thing on taking things that i don't understand and making them clear. on the blog fact check he talks about this $5 trillion question and the f
diverse campus provides a better education. that was the court's holding. after the argument today it seems clear the court is not going to go and overrule that precedent but the problem many of the justices had is how do you know when you have enough diversity. the university of texas has an unusual system. it automatically admits anybody who graduates in the top 10% academically of any high school in texas. that gets a fair amount of diversity on campus because many of those schools tend to be racially more uniform, predominantly black or hispanic and tend to get diversity. the problem for perhaps the majority of the justices how do you know when there's enough diversity. what the school says is, we don't want merely diversity in numbers. we want african-american students who are interested in fencing and speaking greek and studying architecture and hispanic students who are great fencers or ballet dancers. we want diversity in other words within the mere racial numbers. and i think for a majority of the court the question is how do you know when you're there, how do you know whe
broadcasting funds support shows including sesame street that provide educational programming for children especially those that cannot afford to go to preschool. the total money going to pbs accounts for roughly .00013% of the federal budget. that's a very small amount. despite utterly nominal amount of money on the table the president has been trumpeting the big bird message since the debate. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> elmo has been seen in a white -- in a white suburban. he's driving for the boarder. >> here on the panel after a hellish commute mother jones washington bureau chief david corn author of the book "47%" uncovering the romney video that rocked the 2012 election. it ain't a over but that video did its share of rocking. >> before big bird hit the scene. >> exactly. david, let's talk about the big bird ad. a good thing for team obama to be using or a bad thing? >> you know, i've always been a fan in politics of what i call
, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> we're talking about american, large american enterprises like staples and other american killers. they are the future of the american economy. we have a question about the recession and a broader question of what it looks like if and when we recover. we have tom who is the founder of staples, a mitt romney supporter. tom, we put up this data here just about where, what the median salary is from the bureau of labor statistic and the median salary. in the 2011 staples annual report, they discuss, many associates are an entry level or part time positions with high rates in turnover. the question is, if this is a fast category of job growth, is this the job growth that can sustain the middle class? >> i have been out of there for seven years, so i wouldn't talk about that. if you look at the most successful retailers, costco is probably the most successful big box retailer out there. their strategy is to pay more than anybody e
and education, hall said this about scientists who come before his committee to talk about the reality of climate change. quote, i think we ought to listen to them. i just don't think we ought to mind them. that's a thinker. their colleague, jim sensenbrenner, has called the idea of climate change an international conspiracy and scientific fascism. heard enough? don't forget about todd akin. he has a slot on the science committee, he and his theory that in legitimate cases of rape the woman can't get pregnant. >>> up next, republicans probably figured they had the senate seat in arizona all wrapped up, but richard carmona has come out of nowhere and coming on strong. now we have a race out there. richard carmona joins us next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> welcome back to "hardball." arizona's democratic senate candidate richard carmona has an inspiring biography that's nearly cuss mom made for politics. he dropped out of high school, went to vietnam, and became a decorated combat veteran. he got a ged, got a medical degree, and went on to become surgeon gener
board of education is sparking a fire storm affecting every florida school. this week officials released a plan setting different expectations for students of different races. for example, the plan calls for 90% of asian students to be at or above grade level reading in 2018 compared to 74% of black students. similar standards apply to math. the school board aims to improve performance of k through 12 students. parents worry the students won't be held in the same standards like they were in the real world. welcome to you. i also want to note that the state's education commissioner agreed to come on but declined late yesterday saying she had a prior commitment. so do you think the plan is racist. >> i don't know if i would call the plan racist. we need to call hout the board of education for making a concession that really just reinscribes our perceptions about race from the past the problem with this particular set of bempbl marks is it mixes concession that essentially some groups will not perform as others when they really need a cohesive statewide benchmark that cuts across race and d
days to go, and we're focused on voter registration, getting our voters more educated, and then out to vote, and when you talk about all those polls, one poll up, one poll down, what i'm focused on is the polls opening, at least in pennsylvania and many other places across the country, on november 6th, because the only poll that matters is the poll on election day. polls open at 7:00 in philly, close at 8:00. that's what we're talking about. >> okay. let's take a look, president obama spoke to his hollywood backers last night at an l.a. fund-raiser. it sounded like he realized how bad things went. he wasn't as good as you were right now, mayor nutter, but let's take a look. >> everybody here is incredible professionals, such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. back in 2008 everybody always remembers the victory, but they don't always remember the bumps in the road. things always look good in retrospect, but in the middle of it we made all kinds of mistakes. we goofed up. i goofed up, but the american people carried us forwa
. it's 1% or 2%, gas at four bucks a gallon, pay for college education, whatever it is. the talk on small business obscures, what are regoing to do in this economy to increase demand? demand is going to drive the profitability of small business. >> we have a survey about small business owners which was interesting. it was conducted by wells fargo. they say why are you not hiring, right? their number one hiring concern is the revenues won't justify adding employees. there aren't enough people, customers to sell things to because the economy is not very good. current state of economy, cash flow ability, go down to the bottom of that for new government regulations. >> after the debate, i spent a lot of time talking to small business organizations to say what was your reaction to this? they had interesting statistics and ideas. then i spent a bunch of time talking to small business owners saying what did you think of the debate? you know what they said? i don't really care. what i care about is how i'm going to get more people through my door, increase my customers. what's my marketi
security and medicare and medicaid and education and so forth come from the ground up. they're what people want, they're what people need, they're what people voted for. they're part of the fabric of american life. they're not trickle-down anything. and what the president has to do and what joe biden has to do tomorrow night is to confront that notion. joe biden has to not only defend the president and attack paul ryan for his libertarian ideas, joe biden has to defend social security and medicare and the very idea of the usefulness and the importance of government in sharing responsibility in america, a big, heavy lift for joe biden tomorrow night. >> it's a heavy lift, howard, i agree, but it's also right in his wheelhouse. everyone in this country knows his middle class background. he is true to his value of helping the middle class. he legislated that way for 30 years in the senate. some think that joe biden's been put in an untenable position, a tough position. but isn't this good for biden? and i think for the president to come out and say joe's got to be joe, that's kind of saying,
education? we bring back some of these manufacturing jobs and continue on this path to progress. >> there's a reality that on the campaign stump, mitt romney has been denied a line that he's been relying on when it comes to 8% unemployment. which was a significant marker. this is how he's been talking about it this fall. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. he said he would create jobs and instead we have unemployment now still over 8% for 43 straight months. >> the symbolism, mike murphy is there for everyone to see. you get below 8% and it matters. >> it becomes a good political club for the obama folks, but fundamentally, i don't think america woke up and said hey, everything is fixed. you can still see the economic worry in the great words of the vice president, the middle class has been buried for four yoors. i think what has changed is not statistics out of d.c. it's the perception in the states what people think. >> but that's been a bright point, chuck. we've seen people feel better about the economy. >> and especially in certain places, like in ohio, like i
of all the republicans that run to the middle. he made an effort in the policies he proposed. education -- >> his choice on how to compete with al gore was to have a prescription benefit for medicare. there is no mine versus yours. >> this whole idea of -- i roll my eyes when i see romney shifted to the middle. he has not in any substantive way. he is simply articulating moderate sounding policy outcomes that he knows sound pleasing to swing voters. swing voters want the debate on preexisting coverage. they want more teachers. he's articulating those kinds of goals but he has used to provide any way of getting there. the policy remains the same way on taxes. 20% across the board. nothing has really changed. he's just sort of taking this shortcut. and his opponent didn't call him on it. >> let's listen to this moment yet on "meet the press" which is about the tax issue and what's changed on it with romney. >> you've got to look carefully at how romney's structure, what he said is something that frankly true supply siders don't necessarily love. but it's good politics. he said i will clos
. the outcome could change how the country runs its education system. according to the next guests, a shake-up is exactly what they need. the new book argues in favor of the controversial mismatch theo theory, that affirmative action hurts beneficiaries because they're inadequately placed in schools where they cannot compete. in the guest spot is richard sanders professor at ucla and stewart taylor junior editor of harvard law review, co-authors of the new book out today "mismatch." welcome, gentlemen. >> thanks for having us. >> thank you. >> richard, let me start with you. you say affirmative action places mirnlt students with underperforming scores in schools they're not qualified for, thus making it hard to pass exit exams and so they leave not fully prepared. >> yeah, it's important to keep in mind that we're not saying that students aren't qualified to be in college. it's which college they go to. so the idea is that if you are admitted to a school where your credentials are lower, say 00 or 300 points lower than classmates. the teachers teach toward the middle of the class and you're
of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. at the guaranteed's lowest price.attresses plus, pay no interest for 3 years on the best brand-name mattress sets. get your best rest ever from sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> i, too, want to avoid any personal attacks. i promise not to bring up your singing. so i -- >> i promise not to sing. >> an editorial in "the los angeles times" said, in addition to his uncontrolled verbosity, biden is a gaffe machine. can you reassure voters in this country that you would have the discipline you would need on the world stage, senator? >> yes. >> thank you, senator biden. >> joining us now is the deputy campaign manager for the obama/biden campaign, stephanie cutter. stephanie cutter, thank you very much for being with us tonight. i appreciate your time. >> good talking to you. >> so we have been talking on this stage and everybody in the country has been talking about the impact of
injured in a taliban shooting only because of her crusade for the right to an education. the suspects are young, between the ages of 17 and 22. they say the mastermind is still at large. the taliban says they had a target killing squad that carried out the attempt on malala yousafzai's life. religious authorities in laher issued condemn of the attack, islam is for encouraging women's education not stopping it. the teenager remains in a medically induced coma in a hospital. >>> it is the final voyage for the "endeavour." the 77 ton shuttle is rolling through los angeles streets to reach its resting place at the california science center but it is not without controversy. workers had to take down light poles and power lines and most importantly nearly 400 trees for this 12-mile journey through the l.a. streets causing angry protests from residents along the route. >>> "endeavour" goes on public display october 30th. >>> and the european union won this year's nobel peace prize. in the same week that spain's credit was downgraded to junk bond status and the 27 member block is struggling t
. >> students have are having a hard time paying for school so voting is important for education purposes. >> i don't think cutting taxes or protecting the wealthy is the way to go. >> i was lucky enough to find a job at the beginning of the summer, but it's really difficult to find a job when you're a college student. >> interesting. those students were in line to get tickets for president obama's speech later this week at the university of miami. in 2008, senator obama beat senator john mccain by 2 to 1 in the margin in the youth vote in this country. it's crucial for the president to get similar numbers this time around if he's going to win the state of florida. of course, to vote they must be registered and voter registration drives have been underway for months. according to statistics from the florida secretary of state, democrats have 500,000 more registered voters than republicans. now, there are 2.8 million people registered as independents or with a third party. the numbers are interesting, but it means nothing if there's no emotional component that will motivate them to do it. this i
educator have failed. i've failed. >> no. >> evolution was discovered. it's not something people made up. it was discovered and the evidence for it is astonishing. it's overwhelming. charles darwin back in his day took flowers, he took roses. >> they're props. i love it when you bring props. >> he compared different varieties of flowers and he came up with a very reasonable explanation of species and he used the same techniques that flower breersd use today, a little tweezers, magnifiers and he studied the ova, the eggs and pollen of flowers. i mention this only as an example. what do these guys do, i ask myself, when they take their children to a conventional natural history museum and there are natural fossil dinosaur bones. one of the problems these guys brought up is the age of the earth. i say that as an age-old question. this is my perception of their words. they each assert that the earth is 6,000, 10,000 years old, something like, that but i'm sure they both, if they don't have smoke detector in their house, they evenly probably been in hotel rooms with smoke detextures and they
we should make sure we have a fair shot at the american dream, through our educational system. >> absolutely. professor, we know where mitt romney stands. as for paul ryan, he was asked directly -- i'm sorry, he wasn't, sorry, asked directly about affirmative action but let me show you what he said about those americans who live in the inner city. >> the best thing to help prevent violent crime in inner cities is to bring opportunity in inner cities, help people get out of poverty, teach people good discipline, good character. >> the republican's content breathtaking. >> wow. >> ryan suggests those lack discipline and character. this do they not realize four-fifths of the actual population now lives in an urban area? >> they probably don't realize that. judging from the limited amount of time their campaign has actually spent in urban areas, you can tell how much they value it. the problem with mr. ryan's comments here is he is ascribing inherent characteristics to being poor or living in the inner city. that's troubling and problematic. it plays to a lot of stereotypes and ra
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to get out of playing this game? it's fun and a little educational. what is the point? >> really educational, right? it's really fun. no. the truth is i want people to focus on the economic issues. it's all about the debates. the country does face a lot of really serious fiscal issues. if not immediately, although we have created this artificial crisis in the fiscal cliff. it's really boring. people don't want to necessarily focus on how to make entitlement spending work. what do i care about 30 years if i'm 50? maybe it doesn't matter. so the economic team is really important to fixing this. and it's my view basically whoever wins, whether it's obama or romney, is basically going to have one big docier flopped in their lap. it's either we've gone over the fiscal cliff and have you to deal with it in reverse, or we've kicked the can down the road and done a patch that gets us to july 4th to be patriotic and we have another physical cliff to not go over. to do that you have to reach across the aisle and work with democrats and republicans to get something done. so that, to me, is
for educational research. you might remember them for the great schlepp in 2008, a viral video urging kids to get their grandparents to go out and vote for barack obama. with me now, two collaborators, jewish council for education research director mick moore, there he is. you're not looking very happy. and the comedian and creator of "the daily show" lizz winstead. let's take a look before we talk about you guys. let's take a look at your superpac's first video with actress rosie perez on mitt romney and latinos. >> that, you probably know, was the government of michigan, head of a car company, but he was born in mexico. had he been born of mexican parents, i'd have a better shot at winning this. >> actually, mitt, that is so true. the advantage is obvious. think of all of our hispanic american presidents from jorge washington, to jorge bush. fortunately, for you, mitt, you were cursed with the hard knock life of growing up as the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive? but the truth is, the reason why latinos aren't voting for you is because your policies suck. being latino wouldn't win y
talking about how you care about people. show me something. >> richard wolffe on the education of congressman paul ryan. >> ronald reagan -- >> now you're jack kennedy? >> ronald reagan -- >> "now's" terri o'neal on the romney ticket's disaster for women. >> if the romney/ryan ticket is elected should those that believe abortion should remain legal be worried? >> david cay johnston on ryan's sixth study lie. >> can you guarantee this math will add up? >> absolutely. six studies have guaranteed. >> and what's more disrespectful? lying to america or interrupting a guy who's lying to america? >> it was openly contemptuous and disrespectful. >> karen finney on the right wing freak-out over joe biden's knockout performance. >> ever felt that way where you just want to deck somebody? >> an obnoxious drunk. i think somewhere during the debate he took ridlin. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. what did we see? we witnessed a schooling on the issues by vice president joe biden last night. it really was the shot in the arm the democrats and the progressives
't be sacrificing defense spending, education like pell grants for the expense of providing the very wealthy additional tax cuts. 120,000 families throughout the country averaging $8 million a year will receive tax cuts from the romney plan. that is not good for the average virginian. the average virginian wants to send their kid to school here in virginia like odu campus, where i was just at. they need pell grants. and the romney/ryan plan will gut the pell grants to the expense of let's give the wealthy additional tax cuts. the virginians are rejecting the double down on trickle-down economics. >> voter registration deadline on monday. how important is turnout going to be? is it going to come down in virginia at least to at least turning out the base? >> it's all going to be -- >> it won't be about the base. >> it will be. >> brian, go ahead. >> it's going to be about the suburbs of washington, d.c. prince william, loudoun counties and hampden roads. that's where we're going to be watching the election returns, the suburbs of washington and hampden roads. >> and you both agree on that, rig
will clean up the environment. i will help with education and improve education. all of those issues we want to make sure that we concentrate on and work very hard to accomplish those things and also to cut down the budget, the budget crisis that we have. so there's a lot of work ahead. >> it's been nine years and while both men have stepped out of the political arena, former california governor, arnold schwarzenegger, is back in the spotlight, promoting a memoir called "total recall." many are calling it an apology tour. last year the former governor making headlines after coming clean about a secret affair with his family's housekeeper that resulted in a child. listen to what schwarzenegger told david gregory this morning about the indiscretion. >> it was a major screw-up, as you've said, i've hurt my wife, i've hurt the kids. >> are you a man of good character? >> i think so. >> even after everything you've done. >> look, i'm sure you made mistakes, i'm sure a lots of people out there made mistakes. i made my fair share of mistakes and that's what my book is about. >> joining me now in lo
. there are, of course, moderates in iran. half of the country is weste westernized, highly educated. and there are moderates, but they don't run the country. on october 9th, 2012, who runs iran? do we still not know? >> in the intelligence business, iran is right up there with north korea as probably the hardest targets to really understand. >> certainly not ahmadinejad. >> no. supreme leader. >> it's the supreme leader along with -- >> the mullulahs. >> aren't they intimidated by the revolutionary guard? >> you've got the people financially essential to the regime. several power centers. but -- >> the supreme leader is first. and the answer is we don't really know. >> if we don't know that, the strategy here also psychological? and at what point do you start doing this publicly? isn't that a second step? start doing this publicly and aligning with the opposition publicly? isn't that to an extent potentially a destructive strategy if you're a little hand fisted about it? >> i would do it rather than later because the guys are feeling the heat. at the end of the day, mika, they've go
, she appealed for more educational funding saying children are falling behind in school. >>> the list of the most influential men of 2012. you won't believe who is o top the list, bond, james bond. but it's not the actor, just the fictional character. likely due to the new 007 film coming out. >> and finally, taylor swift is setting the record straight about crashing that kennedy wedding in august. she has been dating connor kennedy tells rolling stone it was all just a big misunderstanding. and she never showed up uninvited or wanted to upstage anyone. any ideas how she is going to write a song about this. >> is she being tarnished a little bit? >> it's too often in the news about the dating life of taylor swift. >> maybe you should write songs about it. >> maybe. >> they should call you up and get advice on dating. >> i can do a "dear abby" thing. i can start it today. >> you're on to something. hop on to your twitter page. everybody at home, hop on and ask bill on his twitter page. >> dating advice. >> foolproof. >> i'm lynn berry. stay tuned. "way too early" is next. >>> tonight,
level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> top of the hour. a moving live shot of new york city as the sun comes up over the big apple. >> t.j. has the steady cam. >> he's not here. >> we can still blame him. >> welcome back to "morning joe." steve schmidt and steve ratner are still with us. and joining the table, joe says he's going to be nice today. >> i'm always nice. >> best-selling author and award-winning journalist, carl bernstein. you shall be nice. >> i'm always nice. >> in washington, krkcontributi editor for "the national review," jim garrity. good to have you back. >> look time no see. always happy to be here. >> yes, we've missed you. you know, you sent out a funny tweet yesterday, jim. a lot of people were concerned about the martha raddatz situation. a lot of conservatives were. we said earlier, i think most of us agree, we believe martha will do a good job. it's a transparency issue. >> it's a bigger issue. >> it's a bigger issue, and that's abc news, not on martha so much. but y
it into a voucher. we have real challenges to meet. children to educate, a class to rebuild. >> one more note within this past hour, the president left on a two-day campaign swing through california, on a campaign effort, how else do you think they pay for those ads? >> hey, you don't miss much, do you, alex? >> talking about the unemployment number, we also saw a strong debate, still about the debate. >> well, you know it is a good thing for the president's supporters and they're looking forward to it. he gets two more bites of the apple, when vp paul ryan goes up against joe biden, and candidates have less and less tried to paint it as a victory, nobody agrees with it. and david axelrod said the president let mitt romney get away with too much. the president is his own worst critic. and robert gibbs, of course, works directly for the campaign, and newt gingrich talked more about the campaign, let's have a little bit more of a listen. >> it is not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations he has for himself. but look, i think part of that was because as i sai
research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> coming up, it may not have been the thriller in ma anyonilt the rumble in the air condition conditioned auditorium. we'll check it out next. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if yo
. >> we believe the educational benefit of diversity are so important that they're worth fighting for all the way to the united states supreme court. our lawyers this morning effectively made the case to the justices that diversity, ethnic and otherwise, benefits all of the students on our campus. >> bill, has that not been proven in workplaces? >> absolutely. a business case for diversity spread like wildfire. mckenzie and other consulting firms shows that it helps the bottom lean for corporations and actually corporations and military and other organizations said, do not dry up the pipeline to the universities so they're actually in great support of race-based affirmative action. >> all right. thank you so much. we greatly appreciate your time. we'll see what happens as this moving forward. thank you so much. >> thanks so much. >>> the death of a nfl star and actor tops the look at stories around the news nation today. alex karras, a former detroit lions defensive tackle later became a tv and film star passed away today. movies included "paper lion," "blazing saddles." tv fans remember
support from women, whether it's investing in education, or making sure that -- >> but whether ill it widen the? ? yes, it will, because women know that they don't want government in their bedroom.>? yes, it will, because women know that they don't want government in their bedroom.>? yes, it will, because women know that they don't want government in their bedroom. ? yes, it will, because women know that they don't want government in their bedroom.yes, it will, w that they don't want government in their bedroom.yes, it will, know that they don't want government in their bedroom. and mitt romney will sign a total ban on abortion if september to his desk. so there's a real gulf between the republicans and the democrats for women. . >> on the flip side, blit company said the one they don't want to see in terms of which biden shows up is the one prone to veer off message badly, freelance or talk out of his hat. they also quoted democratic aides who compared the vice president to cracker jacks. you never know what prize you'll get when you open the box. which one will show up, what do y
to be very difficult but we've got to continue to educate them and knock on doors. if you look at the rebirth of the auto industry, mitt romney did not support that. >> i've been saying this across ohio. it has an impact of what is going on across this country. there's a small auto center plant 100 workers supported and they are being laid off and what is interesting about this they brought the chinese into fr freeport, illinois and had to be trained by the workers being laid off. the connection is this. bain capital is responsible for this. bain capital. and not only that, al, they came in and there was an american flag that was in that plant. they took down the american flag and raised the chinese flag. that's not the kind of america we want to be. that's not what barack obama and joe biden stand for. but this is bain capital doing that. there's got to be a connection between bain capital and mitt romney. >> they hung these workers are going to be laid off. i was talking to the president of the union the other day about this. we've got to talk about these issues. we've got to make sure that
. this is like sex education and talking to 17, 18-year-olds about responsible sex. it starts in preschool and kindergarten. if we don't get our handle on good nutrition in school and teach the habits and then continue them, you know, in to the home, we have lost the battle. do i think school could be an island? it's a first step. the problem is nobody wants to change and i have talked to kids who have been hungry before and they said, look. don't tell me that an apple is better than a snickers bar. i get it's more nutritious and won't fill me up and they have a case. it's because we have taught them not to like it. what tastes better than french fries? >> nothing. >> nothing. nothing. so it's really rewiring the brain but if we save this generation of dying early, it is on parents' backs to make the changes whether the kids like it or not. that's tough love but that's where it starts. >> thank you so much. >> you bet, chris. >> great to have you on the program. that wraps up this hour. i'm chris janesing. thomas roberts is up next. >> good morning to you. good morning, everybody. agenda n
in not having any of these social issues, whether they were women's reproductive rights, education and other things mentioned in the first debate and then even as an add on in the second debate is that people made the -- i call it the excuse, well, this is about jobs, as if social issues are not also economic issues, especially reproductive choice. that when women have history -- when women have control over their reproductive choice, it also lends to their control over their economic destiny and that's really, i think, what this is about. for a party that portends to say that we want smaller and less government, you know, they certainly want to put an awful lot of area between me and my doctor. >> what i find frustrating, marsha blackburn was on msnbc after the debate. she responded to chris matthews. the other day on twitter i was talking about abortion and a lot of conservatives said, why are you liberals always talking about abortion. conservatives in the republican party don't want to talk about this. ryan had this big sigh and this kind of gathering himself moment after he was asked th
, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. with the blackish-blue frame and the white dots and the splattered paint pattern, your lights are on. what? [ male announcer ] the endlessly customizable 2013 smart. >>> this time every year it's the same good news, bad news, high-low kind of feeling. it's the day we learn there are super smart people in the world winning prizes for their super smartness and most of the time we also learn we are not smart enough to get what they are wivening for. this year it's a french and american physicist who won the price in physics to won can enable scientists to direct le observe some of the business ard effects like the subatamic an log of cats who are alive and dead at the same time predicted by the quantum laws -- in between cats make clocks more accurate. here's the nobel committee explaining it. >> this year's nobel prize in physics is about interaction between light and matter for
... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> campaigning in ohio today, mitt romney told a story he has recently become very fond of telling on the campaign trail. it's about a young man he met once at a party. >> one was a former navy s.e.a.l., glen doherty. and he -- we chatted for a while. he came from massachusetts, where i'd been governor. and i had family there. he also had skied in some of the places, snow skiing, that i had found during the winter olympics in utah that i'd skied at. and we had a nice chat together. >> the man mr. romney is talking about there is glen doherty. mr. doherty is the former navy s.e.a.l., one of the four americans killed in benghazi on the u.s. consulate attack in september. mr. romney told that same story about meeting mr. doherty yesterday while campaigning in iowa. >> he skied a lot, he skied in some of the places i had. we had a lot of things in common. he told me that he keeps going back to the middle ea
of the audience and tell them what the implications of his budget plan are, 20% cuts for education and research and development and manufacturing, all areas where we're investing and we believe that that will create good paying jobs for the middle class. >> ben, fair enough, the -- it's worth noting, though, two thing. one is the latest quinnipiac poll shows, the president having strong leadership qualities 67% to 54%. i have to bring up the libya question. that would seem to play directly to this. the white house has had quite a mess on its hands in terms of the back and forth over what happened around the assassination of embassy chris stevens. it is highly likely that paul ryan will bring that up. how much of a liability is this for the white house? >> well, the president has had two priorities with regard to this incident. the first is to secure the american personnel in the region, to secure our embassies and diplomatic posts, reach out to leaders in the region and ensure they are meeting their security obligations and condemning the violence. the second is to get to the bottom of what hap
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